Rhubarb 2019

ST EDWARD’S r h u b a r b


Astronomically Generous


Alchymy 2019 We were delighted to welcome back to Teddies Tamara Meade (J, 2007-2009) and her father, Lord Paddy Clanwilliam, on the occasion of their generous donation to the School of a Meade Telescope. In Many OSE will be aware of The North Wall’s dual role as the heart and home of the School’s cultural activities, and as a nationally recognised independent arts centre championing emerging talent. During the school holidays, another strand is added to its eclectic range of activities. The annual Alchymy Festival provides free board and lodging to talented young performers, directors and writers, introducing them to theatre professionals and giving them the space, both physical and mental, to develop their own skills. As part of the School’s mission to share The North Wall with the local community, all aspects of the residential placements are sponsored by St Edward’s and are provided free of charge to participants. This year, Emily Smart (K, 2013-2018) and Jonty Weston (H, 2008-2013) took part. Emily tells us: ‘I have attended the Alchymy Festival since it was launched in 2017. There are brilliant panel discussions, writing workshops, play readings and shows throughout the

his address, Lord Clanwilliam spoke about how much Tamara and her sister Natalya (D, 2013-2018) had enjoyed their time at Teddies. Head of Physics, Matthew Rigby, said, ‘We aim to have a working

observatory on the roof of the Ogston Building very soon, affording pupils the opportunity to use the telescope directly and to view pictures in the comfort of the labs below in real time.’

weekend. It also provides a platform for young creatives to meet each other and discuss their work. My favourite memories from my time at Teddies are all from The

North Wall so coming back and being able to catch up with my Drama teachers, David Aldred (G, 1981-1986) and Katrina Eden, was very special.’

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